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Bethany Smith

Marine Education Specialist

Email: [[v|bsmith]]
Phone: (804) 684-7735
Office: Davis Hall 235
Unit: Marine Advisory Program

Summary

I’m an educator with over a decade of formal education and administrative experience at the advanced high school level teaching marine and environmental science.  I also have significant research and field experience, having participated in oceanographic research cruises, as well as leading numerous student field courses and mentoring countless student independent research projects.  My passions in education and outreach focus on effective science communication strategies for students, educators, and researchers, as well as providing students with tangible, real-world, inter-disciplinary extensions of their classroom studies, thus allowing students to become the owners and authors of their learning.

Full CV

Education

M.S. College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Biological Science (2008)
B.S. Rider University, Marine Science and Environmental Geology (2005)

Program Website

VMAP Marine Education Program

Current Projects

Past Projects

Press Coverage

New marine education specialist joins VIMS Marine Advisory Program
VIMS alumna explores ocean with Titanic discoverer
VIMS alumnae get high school students excited about science